Rock: BG, Said the DJ

Suppose the Beatles had discovered soothing syrup instead of psychedelia; where would their music stand today? A possible answer comes from the Bee Gees, acclaimed by many people to be the first deserving heirs to the Beatles' shaggy mantle. Last week the five tousled youngsters swept in and out of Anaheim, Calif., for their first American appearances, taped a couple of guest shots on the Smothers Brothers and Laugh-In TV shows, and relaxed in a Beverly Hills hotel to count their money and think clean.

"I don't think we want to go where the Beatles have gone," says Barry Gibb,...

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